“Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful”
Watercolor is a joyful medium, but it can be a difficult for beginners to get started. Questions abound. What brand of paint should I buy? How do I choose from so many colors? What kind of paper and which brushes are best? How do I control the paint and keep colors from getting muddy? Can I begin watercoloring without a lot of fancy drawing skills? (Yes, you can).
Art Farm is pleased to welcome Carlsbad Watercolorist Riki Reinholz as a visiting instructor for an upcoming 5-class introduction for beginning adult artists who want to get a solid start in watercolors. The class starts Tuesday, March 27, and is limited to 10 students. Online enrollment begins Monday, March 12, at 8 AM. Visit our class listing page here for more information and online enrollment.
Rikki has taught beginning to advanced watercolor in San Diego County for 26-years. A member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the National Watercolor Society, Rikki formerly taught watercolor classes at her Studio of Art and Design in Solana Beach, and through work shops in Del Mar, Fallbrook, Los Angeles, and Houston. Follow this link to view a portfolio of Rikki’s work.
Rikki especially enjoys helping beginning students get off to the right start by developing good foundational habits that build over the course of this workshop. Materials used during class are included in tuition and are professional-grade tube watercolors, brushes and papers. Quality materials count toward a successful outcome and we want you to be successful! For convenience, we will offer starter kits using identical materials for approximately $100 (our cost) to students who would like to own their materials at the end of class.
The first class in the series is 2-hours and attendance is mandatory. During this class students will paint a watercolor color wheel that serves as an important introduction to the handling of materials and technique. The color wheel is then used as a color reference for the remaining four classes, which are 3-hours each. By the end of this class series, students will have a sound basic understanding of watercolor technique and materials, and the confidence to continue exploring watercolor at home, in the field, or even on travels.